The edible microchip is a technological innovation that will help people and doctors know whether people are taking their medication and will help track/monitor physical information. Some people are concerned that edible microchips could be used in a much more sinister way. For instance, some worry that the edible microchip could be used for government surveillance.
In this article, I will answer whether the edible microchip could serve as the Mark of the Beast.
Revelation 13 states that the False Prophet will force people to get a special (visible) mark on their right hand or on their forehead. Although the mark will enable a person to conduct transactions, a person could get by with having beast’s number or the name of the beast (verse 17):
“(16) And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: (17) And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” (Revelation 13:16-17)
The fact that a person can also buy or sell by using the name of the beast or the number of the beast shows that people do not obtain the Mark of the Beast so that they buy or sell. The Mark of the Beast’s main purpose is to serve as a way for people to prove that their allegiances lie with Antichrist. In other words, accepting the Mark of the Beast means that you have declared yourself a follower of the Antichrist and thereby an opponent of God.
I do not believe edible microchip technology represents the “Mark of the Beast” since the microchip wouldn’t be visible inside a person’s body. HOWEVER I can definitely see edible microchip technology play a supporting role in the Mark of the Beast system (maybe a person gets a visible mark on their right hand/forehead and consumes a microchip so their information/whereabouts can be tracked).
If you would like to learn more about how to identify when the Mark of the Beast is about to be put in place, click this link for my article on the topic.